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Apprentice Program

Our on-farm apprenticeships provide a solid foundation in sustainable agricultural practices. 

Founded in 2007, our apprentice program is designed to provide a solid foundation in regenerative agriculture and additional education in managerial skills for aspiring farmers with some previous experience. Each spring, we welcome a new cohort of farmers in training to our farm in Cold Spring, NY. Through a combination of classroom and in-field instruction over the course of the season, apprentices gain experience with the broad array of skills needed for success in managing a regenerative farm. We have trained over 50 aspiring young farmers to date, a vast majority of whom have continued careers in agriculture and local food systems.

The Glynwood Farm Apprenticeship begins in early March and ends in December. Apprentices learn in-field alongside our farm team, and receive an additional 60 hours of classroom-based education in topics including tractor training, pest and disease management, compassionate communications, and composting. Apprentice compensation includes a weekly stipend; onsite housing; a Healthcare Reimbursement Account; free Glynwood vegetables; and a discount on Glynwood meat. Apprentices additionally accrue vacation and sick days over the course of their apprenticeship.

We begin accepting applications for the new year in the fall, and interview on a rolling basis. The Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

Applications are now open for our 2022 Livestock and Vegetable Apprenticeships. Learn more on our Job Opportunities page. 

 

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28588.


Thank you to our generous program sponsors

“As a young farmer, I’m most thankful to Glynwood for creating a training program that balances education with a serious approach to production. The former has exposed me to a wide range of tools, farming techniques, and other trade skills. The latter has kept me grounded in the realities of the hard work it takes to grow food and get it to the people in your community."

Sam Devine, Glynwood Vegetable Apprentice 2017 & 2018